IBM today unveiled its server line based on the latest AMD Opteron, codenamed Shanghai, silicon. The latest 45nm, quad cord procs will go into various BladeCenter and System X offerings. The following packages will initially be available:
.: BladeCenter LS22: two socket blade option
.: BladeCenter LS42: consuming 16% less power than competitive offerings
.: System x3455: geared toward the scientific/hpc crowds
.: System x3755: geared toward the virtualization market with a three socket option
IBM had this to say:
IBM continues to deliver the broadest portfolio of blade servers on the market with today’s introduction of BladeCenter servers based on the newest Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors,” said Alex Yost, vice president of IBM BladeCenter. “The new LS42 allows clients to grow the system along with their business, affordably scaling from a two-socket system to a four-socket configuration while delivering industry-leading power use and performance.”
From the sounds of it, AMD is indeed delivering Shanghai in a timely manner. I’m interested to hear how well it performs at SC this year.
For more info on this, read the full release here.